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Wednesday, September 1, 1999 Published at 15:32 GMT 16:32 UK


Fox Hunting: Fighting for the fox



The battle against fox hunting has been waged in the field, in parliament, on the stage - and most recently, in cyberspace.


The anti-bloodsports movement


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Protesters close to their quarry
The history of the hunt is fairly well recorded. Here BBC News Online takes a look at the history of the anti-field sports movement.


Sabotage - on both sides


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Hunt sabbing - 'saving foxes'
Hunt saboteurs scent victory after three decades of trying to get between the hounds and their quarry. But they aren't the only ones who employ sabotage techniques.


Parliaments prepare to vote


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Blair's anti-hunt conversion
Why has Prime Minister Tony Blair chosen now to put hunting with hounds back on the legislative agenda?


Fox hunting and the famous


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Celebrities take sides
All sides of the fox hunting debate have been keen to recruit the rich and famous to promote their arguments.





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In this section

Fox hunting: Cut to the chase

Anatomy of the hunt

Three centuries of hunting foxes

Hunting countries of UK and Ireland

Deer, hare and mink

Hunting humans, not foxes

Fox hunting worldwide

Push to run Irish hunters to earth

Is fox hunting cruel?

A choice of cruelties

Lis was a hunter, now she fights for the fox

Celebrities take sides

Protesters close to their quarry

Hunt sabbing: 'Saving foxes'

Cyber sabbing and the hunt

Jobs and homes 'under threat'

How many livelihoods at stake?

'Prepared to go to jail'

Blair's anti-hunt conversion

How will they vote?

Banning fox-hunting: A timeline

Scotland in hunt front line